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information with authorities. i'm joined by pamela brown. >> good morning to you, john. this area, the heart of boston's back bay, very popular area. still closed. the residents being asked to stay hyper vigilant. also there is a heavy law enforcement presence. authorities are investigating who's behind this act of terror, how they were able to carry it out and why. >> reporter: just before 3:00 p.m., more than 4:09 into the race, a thunderous boom. celebratory cheer turned into screams of horror. seconds later, at least 50 yards away, another. runners and spectators at the finish line stunned. that shock rippled through the crowd, many running from the scene, others towards it. >> we heard just one massive explosion, a huge boom. obviously we didn't know what it was. then when the second one went off, we said, that's a bomb, and it was -- we could smell the smoke. we saw people lying on the ground. runners were crying and the police were on it. >> reporter: blood everywhere, people without limits, the wounded crying, confused. >> it was the most serious thing i've dealt with being on the fu
. and that is -- that is good for us to understand at this time. >> our pam brown is standing by outside this apartment building in revere, massachusetts. good morning, pam. what do you have out there? >> good morning to you, john. we're about 15 minutes away from downtown boston at an apament complex here on ocean avenue. this is where authorities spent eight hours yesterday executing a search warrant inside an apartment here, at this apartment complex. this is according to cnn's susan candiotti. local and state police, as well as firefighters, came in here yesterday, starting at around 5:00 p.m. again, here for eight hours. in an apartment on the fifth floor, we are told. we saw authorities bringing out boxes from that apartment. at one point, a state police officer brought in what looked like some sort of equipment, but right now authorities telling us that at this point, that no arrests have been made, that no one is in custody. we did speak to residents here at this apartment complex. they tell us that all they could really say was that there was just a lot of authorities here yesterday. that it's a bit of
in the marathon, and lost his life. i want to bring in pam brown, who is there on the scene, who interviewed the family members who were involved, including the doctor pronouncing the 8-year-old boy dead. and, pam, who did you talk to? how did this happen? >> reporter: suzanne, it was a very emotional, powerful interview with matt mills, the husband of the pediatrician here in boston who happened to be next to where the explosions occurred at home. as soon as he heard the bombs go off he ran out, started twereatg people including 8-year-old martin richard. >> i was down in florida. i was out of town in florida and my wife was here at the house and i just landed about three hours, i had been down about three hours and got a phone call from her, it was strange. she had been taking pictures and talking about coming to the marathon, i was bummed i had to leave the day of. she said it's her favorite holiday today in boston. sorry i can't be there. she called. she was completely broken, shattered voice like i'm okay, i'm okay, it's been -- there's been two explosions i don't know what's going on b
many injuries are in mourning. cnn's pamela brown is with me now to tell that part of the story. >> john, the witness i spoke with still in a state of shock today. he was 50 to 75 yards from yesterday's explosions. he says there is one image in particular he cannot get out of his head, that of a little boy on the ground right after the second explosion and now he believes that was 8-year-old martin richard. here's what he had to say. >> when you're in such shock you don't know really what you're seeing, and i thought i saw a child laying to the left, and my wife didn't see that as she later told me and i thought perhaps it was clothing or perhaps a limb because there was a man there missing a limb. but it was surreal, and it was -- whoever did it was just the embodiment of evil. it's unbelievable. >> reporter: and you said the bombs were on the ground rather than being -- >> there's no question those bombs were in knapsacks or something on the ground because the woman whose clothing was melting into her skin was on her legs, the man lost a leg. if that was the child, the child w
with pamela brown. pam, you've been here the whole time reporting it out. what have you heard from people who made it through and tell the story now? >> well, chris, we just spoke to a witness whose name is michael murphy. he was visiting from canada watching his son in the marathon. yesterday he was right across the street from where the second explosion happened. he said he witnessed so many horrific things, but what has left an indelible mark, the image that stayed with him was a little boy he saw on the ground right after that second explosion, after hearing reports of the death of 8-year-old martin richard, he believed that little boy that he saw may have been him. >> when you're in such shock, you don't know really what you're seeing, and i thought i saw a child laying to the left. my wife didn't see that, as she later told me and i thought perhaps it was clothing or someone's limb because there was a man there missing a limb. but it was surreal, and whoever did it was just the embodiment of evil. it's unbelievable. >> and you said the bombs were on the ground rather than being -- >> th
, that's for sure. >> pamela brown, thank you. >>> boston likes to consider itself in many ways the medical capital of the world. some of the best hospitals on earth are here in this city. and more than 144 people are now being treated inside these hospitals following yesterday's terror attack in boston. cnn's poppy harlow is at one of the best. she joins us now from brigham & women's hospital. good morning, poppy. >> good morning, john and pamela. the number we have at this hour, the highest its been, 144 injured, 3 fatalities, 17 critical condition at this hour. we know that 25 of the people injured are in serious condition. and among the most troubling news, eight of those injured, at least eight, are children. also ten people have had to have at least one of their limbs amputated. when you talk about the kinds of injuries, many of them are lower body, lower extremity injuries because of the type of device, ied like devices that exploded. the ages, we're talking about victims injured from age 2 to age 71. those are the ages that we're looking at. and in terms of the descripti
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